Book Review of : Eight Perfect Hours
Eight Perfect Hours
By: Lia Louis
Overall: Noelle Butterby gets stranded along with hundreds of other motorists on a very unexpectedly snowy night in England. The blizzard shuts down the roads for the night until they can get it cleared when the snow eases up. Noelle is obviously not prepared for such an emergency. She has no food or water with her and her phone charger does not work. Luckily, the stranded motorist in the car next to her asks if she needs anything. He is a very handsome American named
Sam Attwood. He has a nice warm car and a phone charger she can use. They talk all night and end up having a wonderful time together stranded in his car. When the roads get clear, they go their separate ways and expect to never see eachother again because he is flying back home to the United States. But, fate has other plans for them. They unexpectedly run into eachother again and again until they realize that the Universe might be trying to tell them both something.
Opinion: This is a Hallmark-Movie type wintertime romance love story. It is a wholesome, sweet story about fate leading us to our destiny. I really liked the two main characters, and there are lots of interesting secondary characters in the story as well. The book is not all sappy sweetness either. It deals with lots of life’s struggles such as post-partum depression, car accident deaths, health problems, family troubles, anxiety, suicide … many deep issues are covered in this book. But, it is not a depressing story at all. It is a story about two young people trying to find their way through their lives and somehow be able to achieve the dreams they are hoping for. They are doing the best they can, and trying to live their lives along the way. The plot is both realistic and romantic as Noelle and Sam grow and learn as they navigate through their lives, trying to grow into the people they are meant to be. It was a heartwarming, heartbreaking, and also very charming romance that I really enjoyed reading. It was perfect for Valentine’s Day! Rating 8 out of 10